Virginia house rejects gay nondiscrimination legislation

Lawmakers in Virginia rejected a bill that protecting gay state employees from discrimination, according to the Advocate.com Tuesday.
Governor Bob McDonnell failed to provide provision for gays in his previous nondiscrimination executive order. (Courtesty of Bob McDonnell's Web site)

Lawmakers in Virginia rejected a bill that would protect gay state employees from discrimination, according to a report on the Advocate.com Tuesday.

Governor Bob McDonnell issued an executive order banning various forms of discrimination with the exception of discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to the article. McDonnell said he would leave it to the legislature to decide.

The bill passed the senate, but was defeated by a show-of-hands vote in a house subcommittee.

For the original Advocate.com article, click here.

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